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Carol Es
updated: 06/16/2014
website: www.esart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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The Sander
Survivor
In Training
Runaway Box
Held by Sheer Willingness
Rabbi Says
In My Dreams, I Fall Apart
Red Scarf
King of This
Outside of Me
Dan Box Flyer
Much too Much
Step Out
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  psychological, abstract, narrative, books, cartoon, childhood, collage, memory, autobiographical, humor
 
 
The Sander by Carol Es
The Sander
Oil and pencil on canvas
2013
24 " x  24 " 
Survivor by Carol Es
Survivor
Oil on birch wood
2013
24" x  24" 
In Training by Carol Es
In Training
Oil on birch wood
2013
24" x  24" 
Runaway Box by Carol Es
Runaway Box
Oil on birch wood
2012
20" x  20" 
Held by Sheer Willingness by Carol Es
Held by Sheer Willingness
Oil on Linen
2012
20 " x  20 " 
Rabbi Says by Carol Es
Rabbi Says
Oil on birch wood
2013
24 " x  24 " 
In My Dreams, I Fall Apart by Carol Es
In My Dreams, I Fall Apart
Oil and pencil on linen
2012
30" x  30" 
Red Scarf by Carol Es
Red Scarf
Oil and pencil on birch wood
2013
24" x  24" 
King of This by Carol Es
King of This
Oil on birch wood
2013
24 " x  24 " 
Outside of Me by Carol Es
Outside of Me
Watercolor and pencil on Arches
2013
7" x  10" 
Dan Box Flyer by Carol Es
Dan Box Flyer
Watercolor and pencil on Arches
2013
7" x  10" 
Much too Much by Carol Es
Much too Much
Pen and ink on Arches
2013
7" x  11" 
Step Out by Carol Es
Step Out
Watercolor and pencil on Arches
2013
7" x  10" 

Artist Statement

I slowly and carefully paint abstracted narratives. I think I do it that way because it calms my nerves. It’s kind of meditative. I mostly use oil color on canvas or panel, but I’m known to mix it up by adding materials from the garment manufacturing trade. I grew up in the apparel business, cutting patterns, so I also do installations with cutting room supplies. I like drawing on patterns, sewing on canvases, using watercolors, and making Artists’ books too.

I’m most interested in the simple black line, and love being ambiguous and ridiculous at the same time. I also like little feet, pipes, plungers, and sticks, Hebrew letters, silly cartoons, wheels and brackets, or overlapping various objects, like boxes, or rock piles, or any other absurd idea I can come up with.

Art is a personal redemption for me - a methodical, visionary activity I use to distract myself and bury memories of abuse, disassociation, and disability. I use it to connect to my Jewish ancestry, to my community, and to the universe. And sometimes it is a struggle, like walking on the edges of tall buildings.

Artist Bio / CV

 

AWARDS/HONORS

Technical Assistance Grant, National Arts and Disability Center, 2014 

Foundation Grant, Artists' Fellowship Inc., New York, NY, 2011

National Arts and Disability Center/California Arts Council, 2011

Pollock-Krasner Fellowship Award, New York, NY, 2010

Print Residency, Self Help Graphics, 2008

Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, CA, 2007

Artist Grant, Yellow Fox Foundation, Palos Verdes, CA, 2005

National Arts and Disability Center/California Arts Council, 2004

Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2004

 

SELECTED SOLOS

2012                                                                  

UCLA School of Medicine, LA, CA

2010                                                                   

George Billis, LA, CA

Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN 

2009                                                                   

Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX

Hillel, UCLA, CA

2008

George Billis Gallery, LA, CA        

Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

2007

Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX 

George Billis Gallery, LA, CA 

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP

2014

Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, LA, CA 

2013

Hebrew Union College at USC, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA

Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

2011

18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

Finegood Gallery, JCC at Milken, West Hills, CA

2010

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA 

2009     

Hebrew Union College, LA, CA

Zimmer Childrens Museum, LA, CA (Catalog)

2008

Seattle University Center for the Arts, Seattle, WA

2007

Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX 

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA (Catalog) 

Craft & Folk Art Museum, LA, CA

 

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

Jewish Journal, Tyan Torok, LA, CA

Huffington Post, Mat Gleason, LA, CA

Artillery Mag, J. Chipman, LA, CA

ArtWorks Magazine, A, Moret, LA, CA 

Art, LTD, Shana Nys Dambrot, LA, CA

THE Magazine, LA, CA 

Jewish Journal, LA, CA 

Flavorpill, Heather Silva, LA, CA 

The Tennessean, Critics Picks, Nashville, TN 

Seattle Times, Gayle Clemans, Seattle, WA

Los Angeles Times, Agustin Gurza

Long Beach Press-Telegram, Shirle Gottlieb, LBC, CA

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Brooklyn Museum

Centre Pompidou, Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris, France

J. Paul Getty Trust, Research Institute Library

Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Otis College of Art & Design

UCLA Special Collections